Complaint of the Day

We have turned into a society of spoiled, self-entitled, annoying whiny brats. Get over yourselves.

You knew when you got up this morning that it was cold and if you didn’t, you damn sure knew it when you walked out the door. Depending on what part of the DC Metro area you’re in it’s 8° to 12° with a windchill  factor of below 0. Dress for the fucking weather and always have a travel plan b.

You know metro is sketch some most days, so prepare yourselves for that and stop bitching about it. If you notice it hasn’t gotten you us anywhere. Go to some of the meetings they have and put it out there, perhaps we’ll get better results all the way around if we all get involved. Continue reading

My Hometown – Smithsonian Folklife Festival

I spent the day with friends at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. It was an awesome day for it. Not to hot and not to humid.  This year the Folklife Festival is featuring China and Kenya.

You could probably spend an entire day on each. There is so much to do and see. You’re allowed to get up and and personal with some of the artisans. I really don’t know where to begin with telling you about the Festival. Some things you just have to experience.

To learn about the history of the Festival click HERE.

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My Hometown – Hillwood Gardens and Mansion

This weeks edition of My Hometown is Hillwood Estate, Gardens and Museum. Oh my goodness this is one of Washington, DC hidden treasures. It’s a jewel and if you’re ever in the city or you live in the DC Metro area, you must go!

Today was my first visit and I ❤ it.

So, just a little background. It was owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal fortune.

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Day 17: My Hometown – Q Street / Dumbarton Bridge

I’m still playing catch up for the Blogging A to Z Challenge. Last week’s My Hometown letter was “Q”. I already knew that I was going to do the Dumbarton Bridge. You may be asking how does that relate to the letter Q, well it’s on Q Street and it’s quite often referred to as the Q Street Bridge. Haha pretty slick, huh?

I drive across this bridge quite regularly and have never really taken the time to soak it in, but then again it’s pretty difficult to do when driving in rush hour traffic.

The bridge was designed by Glenn Brown and constructed between the years of 1914 and 1915. It was built to connect Georgetown and the quickly growing Kalorama neighborhood (Dupont Circle). However, there were a couple of problems that had to be dealt with: Continue reading